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Obituary for Carla Ramona Boleneus
Carla Ramona (Horn) Boleneus, age 89 passed peacefully on April 6, 2017 following an auto collision seven days earlier. She is greatly missed by family and friends. Carla was born October 24, 1927 in Davenport, Washington, a granddaughter to area pioneers, one of four daughters of Karl and Belva Horn. Carla began working at a young age and then following graduation from Davenport High School at Washington Water Power. Carla was devoted to husband Everett, since their marriage in November 1946 after his return from World War II, devoted to their three children, extended families and the family farm where they resided from the time of their marriage near Davenport, Washington. Carla steadfastly continued the Boleneus family farm tradition as a life commitment, tending a large garden, selling eggs and milk, minding myriad of farm livestock, grain crops, the farmstead, equipment, and so, managing the farm operation. She made her home a treasured gathering place for weddings, birthdays, holidays, reunions, and any occasioned excuse. She purposely nurtured children, nieces, nephews and cousins into a life of the farm work-ethic also sharing with them her love of music. As her children grew she worked at retail sales for 30 years until retiring. A life member of Davenport Presbyterian Church, Community Grange, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, and member of Daughters of the Nile. She served as Washingtons Grand Chaplin, Order of the Eastern Star, during which she and Everett traveled across the U.S. contributing to a Bridge of Love way of life. Carla left the family farm in 2008 seeking adventure , devoting time to children, grandchildren, and making new friends. Four or more times a week she hosted, organized, or simply played Bridge. She said it kept her sharp and indeed she was as she mentored and taught bridge; known as the Queen of Hearts to bridge aficionados. Husband Everett (2007), sisters Bea Buchser and Delores Moeller preceded her in death. Survived by sister Jeanne Ross, Spokane, children, David (and Connie) Boleneus, Spokane, Dawna (and Dennis) Reed, Cheney, Darla (and Michael) Throop, Davenport, grandchildren, Daniel Boleneus, Allyson (Boleneus) Roberts, Dennis Patrick Reed, Dallas Reed, Madison Throop, Taylor Throop, eight great grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at The Shriners Event Center, 12 noon to 4:00 pm, June 23, 2017. 7217 W. Westbow Blvd, Spokane, WA (Geiger exit 276 off I-90) followed by card party and refreshments. Graveside remembrance June 24, 2017, 11:00 am, Veterans Honorarium at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Washington. A memorial has been established in her name at the Shriners Hospital for Children, Spokane.